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ScalapinoConsidering how exaggerated music is

Leslie Scalapino

1982 • 144 pp. • $10.95
ISBN: 9781882022267
Poetry
(North Point Press — Carried by O Books)

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This collection includes the author’s first three books as well as three never before published book-length poems.

“That light I like so much in Leslie Scalapino’s poems, which seems to derive from her very quiet, zany, spooky, joyous word – love…it’s that light that gives me the feeling of being in the right place at the right time when I’m reading her poems. It’s like suddenly remembering, oh, that’s right, this is where I wanted to be.”
—Ted Berrigan

“Individualism is the subject and method of Leslie Scalapino’s poems, poems in which the lonliness of the individual weighs heavily on every line….Her poems compel because of the unremitting intensity of her emotion, the expressed pain of living in a two-dimensional world where nothing holds.”
—Baltimore Sun

“Individualism is the subject and method of Leslie Scalapino’s poems, poems in which the loneliness of the individual weighs heavy on every line….Her poems compel because of the unremitting intensity of her emotion, the expressed pain of living in a two-dimensional world where nothing holds.”
—American Book Review

“I enjoy the solidity of Leslie Scalapino’s work: a specific sensibility moving in a particular world… Here is elegant presentation of particular facts known uniquely by a powerful artist.”
—Philip Whalen

About the Author

Leslie ScalapinoLeslie Scalapino (1944 – 2010) is the author of thirty books of poetry, prose inter-genre-fiction, plays, and essays. Granary Book just published a collaborative book by artist Kiki Smith and Leslie Scalapino, titled The Animal is in the World like Water in Water. Scalapino’s It’s go in horizontal/Selected Poems, 1974-2006 was published by University of California Press at Berkeley in 2008. Other books of Scalapino’s poetry include Day Ocean State of Stars’ Night (Green Integer), a collection of eight years; Zither & Autobiography (Wesleyan University Press), The Tango (Granary Press), Orchid Jetsam (Tuumba), Dahlia’s Iris—Secret Autobiography and Fiction (FC2 Publishers); a reprint of the prose work Defoe (Green Integer); and It’s Go In Quiet Illumined Grass Land (The Post-Apollo Press).

More from Leslie Scalapino:
Considering how exaggerated music is (North Point Press)
Crowd and not evening or light
Defoe (Sun & Moon Press)
Enough
The Front Matter, Dead Souls (Wesleyan University Press)
How Phenomena Appear to Unfold
How Phenomena Appear to Unfold (Litmus Press)
New Time (Wesleyan University Press)
Objects in the Terrifying Tense / Longing from Taking Place (Poets and Poets Press Publications)
O One: An Anthology
O Two: An Anthology
The Public World/Syntactically Impermanence (Wesleyan University Press)
R-hu (Atelos Press)
That They Were at the Beach (North Point Press)
War and Peace
War and Peace 2: Poetry & Essays
War and Peace 3: The Future
Way (North Point Press)